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The president has been telling us for weeks how bad things are going to be because of sequester. Well, it’s here and it will be bad, because he said so. If not, people might get the idea that we can shrink the government budget and survive.

I ask you this: What government agency could not cut their budget by 2.2 percent without laying off a ton of workers? How about we cut the president’s golf trips. The last one cost the taxpayers nearly a million dollars – that would pay a lot of salaries. How about past president’s pensions of over $400,000 per year. How about cutting bloated salaries and pensions for do-nothing congressmen and senators.

A 2011 GAO report gave a sampling of the vastness of what could be cut, not including any of the things I have suggested, their estimate amounted to a total annual cut of $100 billion to $200 billion, two to five times the entire sequester. But, that won’t happen. The president will make sure of that.

Then the troubled citizens will demand a reversal of the cuts and the president can save the day by putting the government workers back on the job and raising taxes.

Lord Help Us!

—Dee Tranter


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